University of Amsterdam, String Theory Group, Institute of Physics

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Position ID:UvA-String Theory Group, Institute of Physics-SIMONSPOSTDOC [#26522]
Position Title: Simons Fellow in Celestial Holography
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Amsterdam, North Holland 1098 XH, Netherlands [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / HEP-Theory (hep-th), Quantum Field Theory, quantum gravity, Scattering amplitudes, String Theory/Quantum Gravity/Field Theory, Theoretical high energy physics
Appl Deadline:2023/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/07, listed until 2024/03/31)
Position Description:    

The Simons Collaboration on Celestial Holography invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the group of Prof. Andrea Puhm at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Amsterdam. The position is a full-time two-year appointment starting in Fall 2024, and may be extended to a third year upon successful performance, subject to funding and mutual agreement.

This position is funded by the Simons Collaboration on Celestial Holography, made up of 13 PIs at 10 institutions around the world. The post carries the title "Simons Fellow in Celestial Holography," and carries with it the benefit of substantial opportunities for travel and scientific interaction. This includes funded travel to Collaboration meetings, workshops and schools as well as the potential for intra-collaboration research visits. The gross monthly salary ranges between € 3,226 to € 5.090 (scale 10) commensurate with experience. More details about the position can be found here.

The candidate is expected to have a PhD in theoretical physics and a solid background in quantum field theory, general relativity and mathematical physics, and be interested in carrying out research in celestial holography and related topics.

The faculty members in the string theory group are Jácome Armas, Daniel Baumann, Jan de Boer, Miranda Cheng, Lorenz Eberhardt, Ben Freivogel, Diego Hofman, Mikhail Isachenkov, Andrea Puhm, Jan Pieter van der Schaar, Erik Verlinde, Marcel Vonk. In addition to working in collaboration with the grant-holder (Andrea Puhm), the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop and pursue their own approaches to research.

Applications are made through the portal and should consist of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, and a list of publications. The applicant should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through the same portal. Priority will be given to applications received by December 15, 2023, when the process of reviewing applications will start.

Questions regarding these positions should be directed to: Andrea Puhm (a.puhm at

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